Keywords in Critical Ethnic Studies

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

A teach-in in response to the call
made by NEXT YALE for an ethnic
studies education.
Monday Jan. 18, 2016

Program at a Glance

Introduction, with Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College

1:10 - 1:20 pm in Sudler Hall (WLH 201), 100 Wall Street


1:30 - 3 pm

Seminar rooms in WLH

Discussions of the following keywords will be led by graduate and faculty educators from across the university; short recommended readings can be found by clicking on an individual keyword (if there is more than one reading, each word or hashtag is a link):

· Reparations · # Black Lives MatterUrban StudiesImmigration · # Decolonizing Feminism · Ethnography · Cultural Appropriation · Coalitions Beyond Identity Politics ·  First Generation · “Illegal” · The Gaze · Ethnic Studies (1) · Racialized Space ·

# Inclusion · Latinidad · Whiteness · “Freedom at Midnight” · # Trans Feminism  · Model Minority · Organizing and Organizers · White Privilege“Knowledge Production” · # Redlining · Ethnic Studies (2) · # Diversity · 

Closing Plenary

with Hazel Carby, Inderpal Grewal
Matthew Jacobson & Anthony Reed

3:15-4:30 pm in SSS 114

Welcome! What is this? Why are we here?

Topping their list of demands released in November of last year, Yale undergraduates asked for a stronger commitment and institutional support for work being done in Native American Studies, Chicanx & Latinx Studies, Asian American Studies, African and African American Studies by faculty and graduate students on campus. There was an expressed desire in deepening key terms and histories that animate the political imaginations of our student body.

Seizing this opportunity for critical reflection, the purpose of today’s teach-in is to gather our collective energies and knowledge to educate our campus community about important issues raised in the events of this past semester. The event gathers graduate and faculty educators working in the abovementioned fields to engage critical issues raised by the present campus climate.

Envisioned as a moment of collective learning, the themes being addressed are curated by graduate students and faculty and co-taught in seminar-sized classrooms to encourage collective thought and participation. Throughout the afternoon, this will take shape as simultaneous sessions focusing on specific keywords that serve as a launching pad for discussion, bringing thematic coherence to each session.

For many, the concerns recently brought to our attention have yet to be contextualized in the long histories of activism that precede it, the historical residue of problems past, and the contradictions that persist in our present. It is the humble goal of the teach-in to address some of these loose ends, provocations, experiences, and continue the conversation.

Sponsored by the Program in
Ethnicity, Race & Migration ∙ African
American Studies ∙ American Studies ∙
Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
at Yale